Tag: math
Simple Machines for little engineers
September 18, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Many parents wish their kids were engineers when they grew up. Just like we suggested in this article, “My children want to become artists. What should I do?”, jobs related with science are better considered than artistic professions because they are usually associated with a “better future.” But for artistic kids, math and physics at school can become a real nightmare. Before this happens, we should teach them how much fun science is at home. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve offered some ideas in this respect such as “How to cultivate a scientific mind” or “10 experiments that will make your kids love science“. Today, we´d like to tell you about Simple Machines, an educational app for iPad and iPhone that will get your kids to enjoy discovering the world of physics.

How to get your kids to conquer math?
September 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Some people have a knack for math but others certainly don´t. But contrary to what most people think, recent studies prove that having talent is not that important. It´s perseverance that counts. Recent studies suggest that students who work extra hard and believe in themselves, are the ones who do well. Not necessarily the ones who have a higher IQ.

Technology and Kids: 6 ways to disconnect
December 19, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

New technologies provide many benefits to our children. Today, there are innumerable apps that are created to stimulate their learning process and are broken down into different subjects such as math, languages, art, etc. They also serve as great tools to increase their reading skills and self esteem as children have to face challenges. With all these advantages, why are we told they shouldn’t use tablets, smartphones or computers so often? Like all other aspects of life, it´s not good to spend too much time on one thing as it could provoke addiction, sleeping disorders and a lack of social skills. Our mission as parents should be to teach our children to use technology in moderation. So how do we do it? Keep reading to discover 6 ways to disconnect.

Young Chefs
September 1, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cooking is travelling in time and to different parts of the world. Cooking implies reading and knowing your math, it cultivates your self-esteem and creativity. It improves fine motor skills, sociability and according to nutritionist and dietician Susan Moores, also a spokesperson for the American Dietetics Association, children who cook are more open to trying different food and are more conscious of the value of nutrition and healthy eating. We´ll give you a run-down on all the benefits cooking has for children and the ingredients you´ll need to inspire them.

How to Cultivate a Scientific Mind
August 27, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Talent isn´t necessarily linked to the arts and music. A talent for science and a passion for mathematics also exist. In fact, science helps strengthen a critical mind and teaches children how to learn. Whatever interests your children have, it´s wonderful for them to learn to reason, observe, analyse and ask the necessary questions in order to make the right decisions. For those reasons alone, we should cultivate their natural instinct for science. Keep reading to learn how and what apps, books and activities will help you.

10 activities for indoor fun
July 23, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Summer is here and high temperatures come with it. When it´s too hot outside, experts recommend avoiding playing in the heat. So what can you do inside that´s fun? Those who don´t have a swimming pool or are not at the beach, can take advantage of these long summer days to freshen up on homework or lay down to rest. But there are many other activities to do with your children so they´re entertained and keep learning. Here are 10 ideas so you can enjoy the long summer months with your kids.